|A luxury motoryacht suffers an exhaust failure resulting in diesel soot spewing throughout the vessel. The insurance team documents visible damage and proposes a relatively low cost remediation/cleaning based on visible damages as noted in left photo. Bugher Marine Services investigates further and using a photographic borescope, proves soot migration throughout virtually all hidden passages as noted in right photo (which all communicate to the air conditioning return air system). With the documented health and equipment damage issues of diesel soot, we show that remediation will be much more extensive, resulting in a more educated and favorable settlement.
A boat is stolen, then recovered some time later in heavily vandalized condition many miles away. The insurance team denies replacement of one blown engine claiming that the engine had pre-existing damage and must have been inoperable at time of loss. The insurance surveyor notes that most copper wiring was stripped/vandalized as noted in left photo, preventing hourmeter operation or downloading of the engine computers to verify operation. Bugher Marine Services re-powers the hourmeters and re-wires the engine computers as noted in right photo, showing that both engines incurred almost a full seasons operation since loss. Proving that both engines were running prior to and after the theft.